Football Saved Their Lives

News Feature, Christina Lopez, Posted: Dec 31, 2010 To listen to the audio report click here. Three boys. One dream. Kennedy High School football players JaVon Jones, Isaiah McClain and Leonard Waldon have all become star players of their high school football team. But not long ago, they didn’t imagine themselves getting off the streets. […]

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Re-Inventing Parks in the Iron Triangle

Pogo Park from New America Media on Vimeo. Editor’s Note: Though Richmond California has been ranked the 6th most dangerous city in the country, that hasn’t stopped residents like Toody Maher from trying to revitalize the Iron Triangle with a new community park called Pogo Park. Sean Shavers is a content producer and Min Lee […]

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The Mehserle Effect—Vallejo Shooting Tests Era of Police Accountability

New America Media, Video, Commentary:Kevin Weston // Video: Ann Bassette, Malcolm Marshall and Paul Billingsley, Posted: Dec 21, 2010 VALLEJO, Calif.—In the Bay Area, the veneer of police impunity seems to be thinning even as high-profile cases of police shooting unarmed black men – in Oakland and nearby Vallejo — continue to occur. Aftershocks following […]

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Richmond Mom Uses Social Network to Mourn Murdered Son

News Report, Story by: Donny Lumpins // Photos by: Kerri Connolly // Audio by: Malcolm Marshall, Oct 05, 2010 Editor’s Note: In 2006, Travante James was tragically murdered in Richmond. While mourning the loss of her son, Kelly Smith began writing on Travante’s MySpace page in hopes of reaching out to the person who killed […]

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